California’s Supreme Court has denied the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council’s request to review the eviction of its recycling center, essentially ending the 40-year-old organization’s fight to stay in its home near Kezar Stadium. Read More
A new management contract with the Golden Gate Park Golf Course could generate more than $400,000 annually for The City within five years.
On Thursday, the Recreation and Park Department’s operations committee recommended that the agency enter a five-year contract with the nonprofit First Tee to manage operations at the nine-hole course. Read More
The City is one step closer to landing a new play structure at a barren playground once known for housing a fighter jet.
The Larsen Playground, located next to 19th Avenue near Ulloa Street, is currently a sand pit with a few swing sets.
But it is best known for the F8 jet that was a play structure there. The plane, which was at the site from 1975 until 1993, was removed due to concerns about lead paint, according to the Recreation and Park Department. Read More
The grass may have been slightly brown after the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park, but this year The City’s parks department will be seeing more green from the event. Read More
The Recreation and Park Department is poised to hire a new manager to oversee its beleaguered park patrol unit.
Robert Lotti, a veteran law enforcement officer who is the current chief of the Colma Police Department, will be formally introduced Aug. 14 as the new head of Rec and Park’s 25-member patrol unit. Read More
Jeff Kod is a member of the Olympic Club, but three or four times a week he goes to Golden Gate Park to play golf on the course there with his son.
The 63-year-old San Francisco resident, however, fears that the new managers of the nine-hole par 3 course will change in a way that will prevent him from spending quality time with his 9-year-old, Elliot. Read More
Since 2009, the general manager of the Recreation and Park Department has presided over a large city department responsible for a vast and diverse land mass in The City. He is also an active user of his own system, typically taking morning runs through Golden Gate Park five to six times per week.
When you took over the seemingly tranquil Recreation and Park Department, did you ever imagine it would end up being so high-profile and occasionally contentious? Read More
When the sailing boats unfurl their sails for the start of the America’s Cup events in August, missing from the shoreline will be a bicycle-sharing network that was touted as a key component to the transportation plan for the event.
Since the tenure of Mayor Gavin Newsom, who saw bike-sharing firsthand in Europe, a system in which cyclists can pick up and drop off bikes at select locations has been in development, but never implemented in San Francisco. Read More